There is nothing quite as difficult as grieving the loss of someone you love, especially if you lost them in an accident that didn’t need to happen. First and foremost, we are sorry that you are mourning, and we understand that this very hard for you and your family. We commonly see surviving family members suddenly overwhelmed with medical bills, costs of a funeral, and lost income. Our El Paso wrongful death lawyers are here to help you deal with the legal aspect of a case like this, and we will work together to help you with recovering wrongful death damages.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
When you say wrongful death, it is an umbrella term encompasses many different types of fatal accidents. What all these accidents have in common is that the fatality was due to negligence. These cases are typically handled in civil court. The most common types of wrongful death cases in El Paso have included:
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Workplace injury
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
Recovering Wrongful Death Damages
Fatal accidents can have extensive ramifications for the victim’s family and dependents. Emotional damages go without saying. Grief and suffering after the loss of a loved one may not have a set financial value, but a skilled lawyer can maximize the amount of compensation for such damages. Actual financial damages can include funeral and burial costs, as well as grief counseling. The liable party could also be held responsible for any medical bills and property damages that occurred before the victim passed away.
Types of Damages
Wrongful death cases can be fairly confusing when it comes to compensation. You can receive two forms of compensation. You can receive compensation for wrongful death damages and you can receive pain and suffering. The first type of compensation is meant to compensate the family for all of the expenses related to losing their loved one. You can recover the lost potential earning capacity of the lost loved one, any medical bills, and funeral costs. These wrongful death damages are easier to calculate because you can put these numbers into a calculator and come up with an answer.
The harder damages to determine are pain and suffering damages. These damages compensate the family for the suffering the victim experienced before passing on. The more pain and suffering they went through, the more damages you will receive. These damages don’t plug into a calculator because pain and suffering is abstract, and you cannot easily put a number on something like that.
Contact Our Office Today
At Chavez Law Firm, we pledge to do everything we can to recover the full compensation that your family deserves after a wrongful death. We will not rest until we have exhausted every resource available. Contact our El Paso wrongful death attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
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